IT'S a subject Nikolai Topor-Stanley would prefer not to discuss.
Firstly because he doesn't want to tempt fate, but also because he firmly believes football is about team achievements rather than individual milestones.
But, touch wood, come full-time in Saturday's clash with Sydney FC at McDonald Jones Stadium, the veteran defender will have completed his second full season for the Newcastle Jets.
Every minute, that is, of every game.
In total, 26 games so far this season, plus all 29 of their 2017-18 campaign.
Indeed, his marathon run in the A-League stretches back to his final season with Western Sydney, 2015-16, to when he missed the 3-2 loss to Brisbane in round 22 through a one-game suspension incurred because of yellow-card accumulation.
So, all up, that is 93 and a half consecutive hours of A-League action without a breather - interrupted only by the season he spent with Hatta Sports Club in the United Arab Emirates.
Yet while the 34-year-old obviously prides himself on his professionalism, he was hesitant to talk about his looming landmark.
"I haven't done it yet," he said. "I've still got one more to go ... I don't want to put it out there that I'm indestructible, and then next minute I've got an injury."
Selflessly, he diverted all credit to Newcastle's coaching and support staff for helping to ensure players were in the best physical condition each week.
"All of that is a testament not to me personally, but the environment I'm in, and the people that put me in this position to be fit," he said.
"Football is like that. It's not an individual sport.
"You rely on yourself for a few things, but you're heavily reliant on those around you, so a lot of credit has to go to them ... they're pivotal to keeping players healthy and fit and ready for selection.
"It wouldn't be the first time I've said that the A-League in general, and especially the Jets, have improved in that area dramatically since my first few seasons in the league.
"It's a thing that needed to happen.
"They've recognised that healthy players make a good spectacle."
Perhaps the best indication of Topor-Stanley's competitive drive is that last week, when Jets coach Ernie Merrick rested a host of senior players for the trip to Brisbane, he automatically included the former Socceroo.
"He [Merrick] probably knows by now that I'll put my hand up for every game," Topor-Stanley said.
"That's the way I've always been. Regardless of our position, I want to play.
"So there were no words spoken, but I'm glad he gave me the opportunity to play."
The 1.91-metre stopper said all footballers played with niggling injuries at some stage.
"Nige [Jets skipper Nigel Boogaard] actually said it well when he told me that if he feels 100 per cent, there's something wrong,'' he said.
"You train this much, and you put as many miles in your legs as I have at this stage in my career, then of course you're going to have a few aches and pains and niggles.
"But up to you to deal with it."
Topor-Stanley, who recently signed a two-season contract extension with the Jets, leads the A-League not only in minutes played but also in intercepts, break-ups, blocks and contests won, and is second for clearances.
Yet he will finish the season with a lingering sense of frustration.
"It's always disappointing when you don't reach your goal of playing in finals football and putting yourself in a position where you can contend for trophies," he said.
"We have to accept that we just weren't up for it. The results speak for themselves. We had some good games and a lot of poor ones.
"We need to regroup and rebuild for next season and make things right."